Chipotle Cancels Sponsorship of Utah Boy Scout Event

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that they are pulling their sponsorship of the Utah Scout-A-Rama, saying the Boy Scouts ban on gay members violates its anti-discrimination policy.

"After initially saying it would continue to sponsor the event, Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold told ThinkProgress that the decision had been reversed.

"'By way of follow up, we have terminated our sponsorship of this event," wrote Arnold in an email to ThinkProgress's Josh Israel. "As I mentioned yesterday, community support decisions like this are made in a decentralized way and this one was inconsistent with our own policy. We believed that terminating the sponsorship and remaining consistent with our policy was the right thing to do, and we have reinforced our policy with the team that makes these decisions to try to prevent similar issues in the future.'"